General Poetry posted January 8, 2018


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A poem for my friend who is grieving

Come Away With Me My Friend

by Carolyn Shelton

Empathy with Grief Contest Winner 
Let us run to the ocean,

Where you can let the pain in your heart

Be overpowered by the roar of the waves.

Let us go where you can shout "Why?" to the sky,

And scream as loud as you need.

Where you can fall to your knees on the soft sand.

***

Let us run to the ocean,

Where I can hold you tight, and let you cry.

Where you can let your shoulders sag.

Where you can let your tears fall,

To be carried away by the waves.

Lean on me. Let me be your strength.

***

Let us run to the ocean.

Oh, my dear friend... let us just go!

You need not think about the future.

Let us walk along the water's edge.

Remember when we were young?

Our lives were so carefree.

***

Let us stand in the water.

Let the waves splash your face,

And gently wash away your tears.

Let us run to the ocean.

Let us go where the waves go on forever.

Life can be hard my very special friend.

***

But let us run to the ocean.

Life we cannot always understand.

Things happen that cannot be explained.

But the waves will go on forever

Through night and day; through rain or shine,

As will my love for you.

***

Let us go to the ocean my dear friend.

We will face the rolling waves together,

And if you slip... I will be there to catch you.

If you feel you are losing your way...

I will be there to guide you.

***

Let us talk in silence,

For our love does not need words.

We have a special friendship.

Let us run to the ocean.

Let the waves mesmerize you.

Let the ocean's rhythm soothe your soul.

***

Let us go to the ocean, my friend.

Go where no words are needed.

Where we will let the waves speak.

Let us go the ocean my friend.

Let us go... and be as one,

For I will never let you fight this on your own.

***

Come away with me my friend.

Writing Prompt
Write a poem of any style that shows empathy for the grief of another human being. There are no line length requirements.

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